Signs are one of the languages of astrology. Zodiac signs or signs tells us people try and attempt to attain the goals ascertained by the nature of each of the planets. These zodiac signs are categorized into 12 signs that may be deemed as 12 categorizations of a persons character as well.
These 12 zodiac signs are amalgamation of expressed energy. This expressed energy is then categorized through their relationship to the four elements that we know of which are: water, fire, air and earth. Likewise this expressed energy is also categorized through their relationship to the three modes that are: birth, continuity of existence, transformation or death. Looking at these three modes one could figure out that these modes are related to the three phases or what we call stages in life of a person.
The language of astrology tells us that the first mode, which is the birth mode, is also the initiating phase. In this regard, birth mode is also called the cardinal mode. On the other hand, the second mode that is the continuity of existence mode is called the fixed mode while the transformative mode or the death mode where change is present is called the mutable mode.
The twelve zodiac signs are expressed by way of the four elements and the three modes; each sign has an element and a mode from which it defines an expressed energy.